I don't want the portable DVD-RON for my laptop

@youless (92287)
Guangzhou, China
June 10, 2011 4:13am CST
Few weeks ago the DVD-ROM in my laptop didn't work any more and I went to buy the new one. Then I learned that today it seems the portable DVD-ROM is much more popular since it connects with USB and therefore it is convenient for you to use it in any computers. And the price is nice. However, I still want a DVD-ROM which is inside my laptop. So finally I paid much more to buy a new DVD-ROM for my laptop. Do you think is it worth?
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@petersum (4526)
• United States
10 Jun 11
I had the same problem with my daughter's laptop. That model DVD was not available (too old) so I had no choice. I had to buy a external DVD drive. Portable it isn't! It has to have an external power supply unit. Then it has so many usb connectors, I had to buy a usb hub - which needed an extra power supply! With all these extras, I run out of plug sockets so I had to buy a multi-socket extension lead. Yes, I should have bought a new laptop instead!
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@youless (92287)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jun 11
You are right. Since every laptop DVD-ROM is different. So it will charge much more to buy a suitable DVD-ROM.
• Singapore
11 Jun 11
petersum, I see that you are not a Microsoft fan and unlike you, I am just coming from my friend's perspective where I believe she's using the Windows OS currently. I believe you will also need to know that along with the latest Linux, Ubuntu or Red Hat OS, I am sure you will need to have a compatible configuration. So, I believe a new laptop is the order of the day.
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@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
10 Jun 11
youless, I believe it is really much more practical to replace the internal DVD-ROM that you have in your laptop than to buy an external one. The logic being that you will be carrying a redundant drive which otherwise could be easily used when the need arises. However, I understand there are some that are quite costly to replace and you would probably have to look for a secondhand replacement especially when the model has been discontinued. As for this case, I would not consider replacing the drive but to purchase a new laptop. After all, Windows XP will be discontinued in 2014 and it would be wise to embark on a new set preinstalled with the latest Windows7 OS.
@petersum (4526)
• United States
10 Jun 11
Embark? Yes Windows 7 will be a voyage into the unknown! Rather you than me. I like an operating system that can live alongside other operating systems such as Linux, BSD or Solaris. I don't want Windows7, or Windows 7, or Windows 7, or even Windows 7.
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@makatas (1101)
• Greece
10 Jun 11
Why would he choose to buy a new laptop with windows 7 preinstalled? He can always install windows 7 on his current laptop, if he wishes. Let's not guide the guy towards a new laptop when he got many other options...
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@youless (92287)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jun 11
Haha, buying a new laptop seems to cost much more
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@celticeagle (118615)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Jun 11
I think it is worth it if you use it enough to make it worth your money. If you don't think you can use it other places or use it enough then I don't think it is that good a deal. I had a problem with my computers DVD-ROM recently. It wouldn't work. So I called a tech and he just deleted a couple of files I had on and it worked. Weird.
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@youless (92287)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Jun 11
It is really strange that deleting some files then the DVD-ROM can work
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@celticeagle (118615)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jun 11
They had something to do with 're-install'. Interesting, huh?
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@makatas (1101)
• Greece
10 Jun 11
The portable DVD ROM is not really portable. What I mean is a laptop user cannot carry another device with him when he goes outside. If you need to carry something except the laptop then to me it is not portable. The internal DVD-ROM replacement would be better idea. So I agree with what you did. Have a good day.
@youless (92287)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jun 11
You are right. This is why I don't want to buy it.
• Singapore
11 Jun 11
makatas, FYI, you can always install Window 7 into your current configured laptop or computer but you will need to be wary of your configuration's compatibility to ensure a smooth operation of your installed. Have a nice day.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
14 Jun 11
Hi youless, I can't play any DVD for almost two years for the CD Rom of my laptop was out of function with unknown reason weirdly But this never affect me to watch or to listen to my favorite movies and music respectively. At present I prefer to indulge in my desirable programs on free internet sites. I understand that people like you who are accustomed to what you have been using for long will still prefer to do thing as usual even though there is new advanced device releasing. This is the reason you are willing to pay more to get the new DVD Rom which you are familiar with as replacement for your laptop. Happy posting
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@youless (92287)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Jun 11
If one day my laptop can't work, at least I can still use the DVD-ROM to boot and install the operating system
• United States
12 Jun 11
I agree with you youless because for me it would be a hassle to plug and unplug and or have the additional clutter. Though I understand that some like to plug and move it to another pc, I would not because when I am ready I like to pop open the drive and go. So for me it is well worth the additional expense and have all compact and ready when I need it.
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@youless (92287)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Jun 11
I hope my new DVD-ROM can work longer time. Next time I don't know what it will be
@lajonez (478)
• Poland
11 Jun 11
I think it's worth this, because you can forget the portable DVD-ROM and when you have inside of your laptop this wont happen :)
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@youless (92287)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Jun 11
It is true.
@Hatley (164629)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Jun 11
hi youless well I am stuck using my desktolp computer as I have no funds for new anythings right now. but really I think if you got what you really really wanted that its worth the price as I know how it is to settle for something you really do not want. I say yes its worth it if its worth it to you.you are the person who should be satisfied with it after all. l.oll llol
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@youless (92287)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Jun 11
I just don't understand why the laptop DVD-ROM is much more expensive than other DVD-ROM.